DCDNDEP

Evaluation Network member - Austria

 

Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs
Minoritenplatz 8
A-1014 Wien

Tel: +43 (5) 01150-0
Fax:+43 (5) 01159-0
Website

Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Evaluation Unit
Zelinkagasse 2
1010 Wien

Tel.: +43 (0)1 90399-0
Fax: +43 (0)1 90399-1290
Website

Department background


 

The Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (MFA) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) are responsible for strategic evaluations of country programmes, country strategies, instruments and sectors of the Austrian Development Co-operation (ADC).  A two-year evaluation programme for strategic evaluations is jointly developed by MFA and ADA evaluation units, based on suggestions from other MFA/ADA departments and units.  The evaluation programme aims at achieving a balance between evaluations of country programme strategies, instruments and sectors. 

 

Austria distinguishes between three different types of evaluations: a) strategic evaluations managed by MFA/ADA evaluation units (external), b) programme and project evaluations managed by ADA country desks, thematic desks and co-ordination offices in the field (external), and c) programme and project evaluations managed and/or conducted by implementing partners (internal).

 

Besides financing and managing strategic evaluations ADA's evaluation unit supports ADA country desks, thematic desks and co-ordination offices providing feedback to draft Terms of Reference and evaluation reports as well as supporting the selection process of evaluators.  ADA's evaluation unit also conducts evaluation trainings.

 


 

The publication "Better Aid: Evaluation in Development Agencies" provides individual evaluation profiles for each member of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation.

Each profile provides information on the core elements of the evaluation function set-up and management, including the mandate of the unit, mechanisms to protect independence and ensure quality, reporting lines and distribution of evaluation reports.


Austria's Evaluation profile  
                                                      


 


Latest reports available through DEReC


Evaluation reports are also published on the web-site of the
 Austrian Development Cooperation